June 21, 2019

June 21, 2019

Top News

  • House Moves Forward With Spending Bills as Congress Grapples With Looming Fiscal Deadlines. New York Times
  • Roy Moore to Make Second Senate Bid in Alabama. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump’s empty Cabinet. Politico
  • The nation’s cartoonists on the week in politics. Politico

Energy, Natural Resources, & Agriculture

  • PG&E Reaches $1 Billion Settlement With Paradise, California Governments. Wall Street Journal
  • With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? New York Times
  • Can America’s Biggest Ports Go Green? Governing
  • EPA, California Clash Over Breakdown in Fuel Efficiency Standard Talks. Route Fifty

Indian Affairs


  • America has never gone this long without hiking the federal minimum wage. Washington Post
  • Trump’s New Wage Official Revokes Aides’ Enforcement Power. Bloomberg Law
  • GM Plots Temp-Worker Push With Union Still Seething Over Doomed Plants. Bloomberg

Taxation, Trade, & Defense

  • Trump Expected to Formally Nominate Army’s Esper as New Defense Secretary. Wall Street Journal
  • Trump Stopped Strike on Iran Because It Was ‘Not Proportionate.’ New York Times
  • Will ‘opportunity zone’ tax breaks help low-income communities? PBS Newshour
  • Short-line tax credit advances in House, picks up 50th cosponsor in Senate. Progressive Railroading


  • The Car Engine of Tomorrow: Cleaner, Lighter, With One Moving Part. Wall Street Journal
  • Uber plans to start delivering fast food via drone this summer. Washington Post
  • Facebook’s Libra Is Already Hitting Turbulence. Wired
  • To Take Down Big Tech, They First Need to Reinvent the Law. New York Times

Transportation & Infrastructure

  • FRA issues proposed rule for passenger rail safety, risk-reduction systems. Progressive Railroading
  • FHWA Announces Funding Opportunity for Transportation Technology Grants. Transport Topics
  • Trump states and rural areas grab bigger chunk of transportation grant funds. McClatchy
  • Updated Infrastructure Will Lead to Less Traffic Fatalities. For Construction Pros
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